Cinema North 6

705 2 Mile Pike,
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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undertowmusic on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I worked at Cinema North 1983-1988 as an usher, concessions, box-office… then assistant mgr and projectionists. I transferred to Cinema South in 1988 as manager. I think GMNash was the manager at Cinema South before me? Then I was transferred to Belcourt when Carmike purchased Consolidated in 1989 or 1990? I worked at Belcourt for about 18 months before I retired. I hated the hours at Belcourt… Cinema North and South were open for matinees all year so the manager hours were mostly normal daytime hours… generally 11am-6pm Mon-Friday and a couple of shifts on the weekends. Belcourt was only open for Matinees during the summer. So the manager hours were almost all Night hours 5pm-Midnight + weekends and we still had to keep some day-time hours to take care of banking, deliveries, etc. Impossible to have a real life outside of work. It ended up being a lot more hours for less pay (they paid by the number of screens and small commission on concession sales). Then I was robbed at gunpoint twice within 6 months. No thanks! I moved on to a safer day-time job with better pay and benefits. But it was a fun job most of the time.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

The Julia 4 in Columbia, SC is another I believe.

As far as Consolidated Theatres goes — was this chain absorbed by another? Was it an earlier name for another? What’s their deal?

davidfhale on November 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I believe that Consolidated started the dollar matinees in Nashville when the Cinema North and Cinema South opened, and of course Martin had to match those prices. That was great for us poor college students! I really liked this theatre design with the large screens. There were at least 4 built with this design (Nashville – 2, Knoxville, and Huntsville AL. I’m sure there were more.

GMNash on May 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

The address needs to be corrected. 705 Two Mile Pike in Goodlettsville TN is the correct address. Two Mile Pike is now Rivergate Parkway.

TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

Sure that happens all the time on this site,click on any of the blue screens to link to another site.

GMNash on March 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

I began working for Consolidated in 1979 at the Bell Rd 4-5-6, so really didn’t know any employees of the chains before that. I grew up in Columbia, and worked at the Polk, later twinned as the Polk Cinema 1 & 2, and the Sundown Drive-In. Would love to chat sometime with you about the theatre days here in Nashville and the area. Maybe there are a few others around that would like to get together and compare notes.

TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

Thanks GMNash,we has a projectionist at the Loews Crescent who was also the Asst. Manager at this theatre went it first opened.His name was Richard,do not remember his last name,he also was flew planes.Maybe you knew him.?

GMNash on March 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Cinema North was at 705 Two Mile Pike, Cinema South was at 3760 Nolensville Rd. They were the first multiplexes built as such in Nashville. Oh, and auditorium 1 at the South was the same size as auditorium at the North. All four auditoriums had nice sized screens. The South’s sound systems were all mono, never any upgrades. When the North added on two screens, Consolidated updated the sound systems, somewhat…. the largest auditorium had full stereo, all the others had ‘pseudo-stereo’… a system that took a mono track and created a stereo effect, but never had true channel separation. Better than mono, though.

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I just noticed the header on this site is wrong the Cinema South was on Nolensville Road and the Cinema North was on Two Mile Parkway in Goodletsville.

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I remember when the Cinema North and South opened both quads at the time and looked just alike as far as I can remember.The Cinema South on Nolensville Road closed and was a night club for a while,which closed and was torn down,a food store is at the site now.

JackCoursey on February 19, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Cinema architecture of the 1970s is as memorable as the hairstyles of the same era; to glance upon them provokes the action to turn ones head in hope that the image will go away. But as with any epoch, no matter how desolate, there are some remnants which merit praise for their uniqueness in both style and form. The architecture of the Cinema North fits this criterion. Its design is something akin to a honeycomb and/or a strand of DNA. The hexagon shaped auditoria with their large curved screens, spacious, sun-drenched lobbies, catacomb like hall ways make going to the cinema a sensual experience. Fortunately the good souls who comprise the congregation of the Living To Go Life Centre have retained many of these distinguishing architectural features in transforming this cinema into a house of worship.

bdudney on August 12, 2006 at 4:52 am

This theatre was located actually at 705 two mile PKY. 703 is the gas station.

I worked here a long time. Loved the place. Auditorium #3 had the largest screen in Nashville, with exception to the THX houses at Fountain Square. #3 also featured Kintek full stereo sound.

I miss it.

baloo321967 on October 3, 2005 at 1:53 pm

No the theatre that was originally at the Harding mall was the Capri. The Capri was torn down to make way for the Carmike 6 at Harding Mall. Cinema North was located on Two Mile Parkway.

JackCoursey on March 14, 2005 at 8:21 pm

I have a listing from an old Polk directory for a Cinema North at 703 Two Mile Parkway. The 4030 Nolensville Pike address matches up for the closed Carmike Harding Mall 6 (aka Barnabas Cinemas). Was Cinema North the orginal name of the Harding Mall cinema?